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  • What is World Science Festival Brisbane?

    Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a new cultural institution’, the World Science Festival (WSF) – was founded by renowned physicist Professor Brian Greene and Emmy award-winning journalist Tracy Day and has been held annually in New York for more than a decade.

    Queensland Museum holds exclusive licence to host WSF in the Asia Pacific – the only global extension of this initiative. Since 2016 WSFB has attracted over 700, 000 attendances to over 400 events, with 1000+ participants from over 20 countries!

    WSFB celebrates the intersection between science and the arts through a program of signature events, thought-provoking conversations, interactive workshops, films, dedicated education activities and major outdoor experiences.

    The 2020 WSFB was cancelled due to the global pandemic COVID-19, but the WSFB team is already working hard on the 2021 program to stay up to date on all WSFB information subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page, like us on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

  • What are the dates for World Science Festival Brisbane 2021?

    World Science Festival Brisbane dates for 2021 have not yet been announced.

    To stay up to date subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page, like us on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

  • Are there free events at World Science Festival Brisbane?

    Yes. Each year WSFB has over 100 different events from conversations and panel discussions, to interactive workshops, films and kid activities – many of which are free and many which require no bookings.

    To stay up to date subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page, like us on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

  • I don’t have a background in science, will there be things for me to do and see?

    Absolutely! The mission of WSFB is to help create a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

    You’re exactly who the festival is for! Each year we program a diverse range of events, including many free activities and experiences for all levels of scientific interest, expertise or curiosity. We hope you’ll come along next year and join in the fun.

  • Can I volunteer for next year’s event?

    Yes! Each year volunteers are integral to the success of WSFB – we couldn’t do it without them!
    If you would like to be a part of the WSFB family and volunteer for next year’s event, subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page and stay up to date with all WSFB news, we’ll notify you as soon as 2021 volunteer registrations open.

  • Can I sponsor this event?

    Each year WSFB is serious about developing genuine partnerships with a shared vision, clearly articulated outcomes and measurable, mutually rewarding impact in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
    If you are interested in partnering with us, and want to take a leadership role in STEM engagement, please contact our Business Development Manager Sally Anna Hamilton [email protected]

  • How can I find out more about Brisbane?

    WSFB joins a calendar of major events in Brisbane, from international sporting fixtures to blockbuster shows and exclusive cultural events.
    For more information explore visitbrisbane.com.au and queensland.com

  • Where can I get more information?

    Visit this website regularly for updates but also be sure to subscribe to our WSFB email newsletter at the bottom of the page, like us on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
    If you have a specific questions which hasn’t been answered here you can contact us here.

More questions?

Get in touch with the Festival team here.

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